CMS Launches Website To Help Industry With Health IT Initiatives

February 27, 2014 in News

On Monday, a CMS official said the agency has launched a new website — called eHealth University — to help health care providers comply with various federal health IT requirements, NextGov reports (Marks, NextGov, 2/24).

During a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Convention and Exhibition, Robert Tagalicod — director of CMS’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services — said that the web portal aims to help providers as they implement major Affordable Care Act provisions.

Website Details

Some of the topics the website will address include:

  • The meaningful use program;
  • Implementation of ICD-10;
  • Quality measurements;
  • Alternative payment models;
  • HIPAA privacy and security regulations; and
  • Administrative rules, such as the HIPAA operating rules (Goedert, Health Data Management, 2/25).

The website features:

  • Checklists (Health Data Management, 2/25);
  • Help desks (NextGov, 2/24);
  • Fact sheets (Health Data Management, 2/25);
  • Links to guidance documentation (NextGov, 2/24); and
  • Webinars at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

For example, a beginner-level webinar introduces the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record program, while an advanced-level webinar provides viewers with Stage 2 data sharing tips (Health Data Management, 2/25).

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